Chances are, you’ve already heard of the buzz around peptides being an anti-aging must-have to smooth, repair and hydrate skin. While the development of peptides has been a game changer for skincare, have you ever wondered what peptides are and, more specifically, what benefits they bring to the skin?
What are peptides and what do they do?
In short, peptides are chains of amino acids that constitute the “building blocks” of proteins in our body. They act as transmitters of information within the body.
Proteins are composed of peptide strands that contain a unique variety of amino acids. Collagen and elastin are two important proteins in the skin that can become damaged and their production can decrease over time. Peptides offer a solution to maintain the health and viability of collagen and elastin. Without them, skin loses its firmness and elasticity, and wrinkles begin to appear. Each peptide acts in a very specific way to target a particular need in the skin.